Paris Photo

Paris Photo is the most prestigious contemporary photography fair in the world. Dealers from around the world travel to Paris every fall to set up a booth in the Grand Palais, where the fair is held. Having just been to FIAC a few weeks earlier, I felt good about knowing my way around the Grand Palais. It was my first visit to this particular fair however, and I must say it’s quite beautiful! While photography sells for considerably less than contemporary art, there’s definitely no loss of magic here. In fact, I enjoy that most of these photographs are attainable, meaning there are real people and places behind them…

Here are some of my favorite picks from this year’s fair:

Paris Photo Fair Entrance Grand Palais

Paris Photo Tickets

Laurence Miller Gallery

Simone Rosenbauer Like Ice in the Sunshine

Simone Rosenbauer, Like Ice in the Sunshine series, 2015

Simone Rosenbauer, Like Ice in the Sunshine, 2015

Simone Rosenbauer, Like Ice in the Sunshine series, 2015

Galerie m Bochum

Lucinda Devlin, Lake Huron

Lucinda Devlin, works from the Lake Huron series, 2013

Grafika la Estampa

Leo Matiz 1945

Leo Matiz, Fire works, Paris series, 1945

East Wing Gallery

Christto & Andrew at East Wing

Works by Christto and Andrew

Sarker Protick at East Wing

Works by Sarker Protick

XIPPAS Gallery

This piece is huge! I asked the gallerist if the work had already been sold, and she said, “Oh yes, many times!”

Vik Muniz, Eiffel Tower Postcards from Nowhere

Vik Muniz, Eiffel Tower (Postcards from Nowhere), 2015

Vik Muniz Eiffel Tower Postcards from Nowhere

Vik Muniz, Eiffel Tower (Postcards from Nowhere), 2015

Galerie Esther Woerdehoff

Jacques Pugin, #001 Glaciers, 2015

Jacques Pugin, #001 Glaciers, Rhonegletscher, 46°34’48” N 8°23’12” E, 2015

Benrubi Gallery

Massimo Vitali, Tropea Stones #4876 Italy

Massimo Vitali, Tropea Stones #4876 Italy

Taka Ishii

Taka Ishii Booth

Christophe Guye Gallery

Nick Knight, Lily, 2008

Nick Knight, Lily, 2008

Nick Knight, Sander, 1997

Nick Knight, Sander, 1997

Howard Greenberg Gallery

Richard Avedon, Marilyn Monroe

A Richard Avedon portrait of Marilyn Monroe

Ben Brown Fine Arts

Candida Hofer, Catherine Palace Pushkin St Petersburg

Candida Höfer, Catherine Palace Pushkin St. Petersburg III, 2014

Hamilton Gallery

Hamilton's Booth

Check the Paris Photo website for 2016 dates!

November 17, 2015
I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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